Did you know that Riverview First United Methodist Church was the first Methodist congregation in all of Hillsborough County, and that 2021 marks the 175th year that our church has been operating in one Riverview location or another? We look forward to continuing to serve our community’s spiritual needs through worship, bible study, and small groups both at the church and in the surrounding community. And we are happy to serve our communities food needs through our partnerships with the US Department of Agriculture, ECHO, Metropolitan Ministries, Feeding Tampa Bay, South Shore United Methodist Church, the Rice Creek Chapel Service, and other supporters too numerous to mention.

We continue to provide precautions against COVID-19.  We offer social distancing, require masks and temperature checks for those entering the sanctuary and the fellowship hall, and provide hand sanitizer and individual communion supplies.  We welcome all those who seek a Sunday worship experience to our early morning service at 8:00 AM, our adult Gleaners Sunday School at 9:00 AM, and/or our regular Sunday Service in the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM.

If you are like many of us, the worship of our God is an important and regular part of your life. RUMC wants to be here for you both today and in the future. We hope to see you soon in person.

We are calling on volunteers to help us with sprucing up the church buildings and grounds in preparation for our 175th Anniversary. We need help with cleaning, painting, landscaping, and other tasks as enumerated in our Trustees 175 Plan. We are making plans for a 175th Anniversary Party sometime in the Fall of 2021.

Our Metropolitan Ministry Hot Lunch Program needs additional volunteers. The MetroMin Hot Lunches are served on Tuesdays from 10 AM until Noon. During the pandemic hot lunches are served in Styrofoam to-go containers to our RESTORE clients and to other hungry or homeless people. We are recruiting servers on a rotational, one week a month basis. Please contact Connie Mosley at (813)766-7104 to get on the server schedule.

Thanks to Muriel Harris’ granddaughter for designing and completing our new 175th anniversary banner. [See Above].  It has taken pride of place at the front of the sanctuary, replacing the banner that celebrated our older 160th year anniversary. It will be displayed during this year’s Florida Annual Conference celebration to be held virtually in late June.

Face coverings (masks or shields) are still required in all buildings. This includes all inside in-person activities. Although we are aware of CDC guidelines no longer requiring coverings for vaccinated people during outside activities, the Florida UM Conference guidelines for indoor activities remain the same. We also continue to encourage social distancing for all church events. Thanks for your continued cooperation.
Our “Virtual Church” Continues
If you still don’t feel confident is these days of pandemic, we are currently Live Streaming our 10:30 AM Sunday worship service every week. You can see worship as it is actually happening by connecting to our YouTube Channel "RUMC Live".

We continue to gather virtually using the ZOOM application on our computers or smart phones. We are using ZOOM to conduct many of our scheduled leadership meetings, and a weekly Wednesday Evening Bible Study on Wednesday at 6:30 PM.

On the website, as always, you will also see a link that will allow you to send in your tithes and offerings electronically; if you prefer to send your tithes and offerings by mail, please send them to:

Riverview First United Methodist Church
8002 U. S. Highway 301 South
Riverview, FL 33578

Remember–God loves you, and so do we!

Pastor Louis Telcy
Care Committee
Worship Committee
Online Giving at RUMC

Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Or you can enter one-time contributions from the internet or by smart phone.

To get started, simply follow these easy steps:

  • Click on the Online Giving button below. This will take you to our church’s online giving webpage.

  • Click on our Create Profile button on that webpage.

  • Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring or one-time contributions.

If you a first time online​ giver, this link provides instructions that you might find helpful.

Rev. Louis Telcy, Pastor

Here at RUMC, it is our mission to win people to Jesus Christ; to train believers to become growing disciples; and, to send disciples to impact our community and world for Jesus Christ.

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Main Service 10:30 AM Sanctuary
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8002 U. S. Highway 301 South, Riverview, FL  33578  813-677-5995
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Bible Passage of the Week
The Light of the Gospel

The god of this age has blinded the minds of those who don’t have faith so they couldn’t see the light of the gospel that reveals Christ’s glory. Christ is the image of God.

We don’t preach about ourselves. Instead, we preach about Jesus Christ as Lord, and we describe ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. God said that light should shine out of the darkness. He is the same one who shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in clay pots so that the awesome power belongs to God and doesn’t come from us. We are experiencing all kinds of trouble, but we aren’t crushed. We are confused, but we aren’t depressed. We are harassed, but we aren’t abandoned. We are knocked down, but we aren’t knocked out.

2 Corinthians 4:4-9 (CEB)

Upcoming Events
Monday, May 31. Memorial Day. The Office will be closed.
Tuesday, June 1. Trustees Meeting via Zoom, 7:00 PM.
Tuesday, June 15. Finance Committee Meeting via Zoom, 7:00 PM